Articles Tagged with ''No-till farmer''

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Cover Crops: Starting Is The First Step

The right covers can transform tough soils, but no-tillers must fight past early challenges to find what works on their farm, Terry Taylor says.
Terry Taylor has spent much of his adult life figuring out how to unlock the potential of cover crops on his southern Illinois farm.
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Recent Rainfall, Early Harvest May Bring Flush Of Fall Weeds

Properly applied fall burndown herbicides can control quick-hitting winter annuals and provide some residual protection, making for cleaner no-till fields ahead of planting next spring.
Due to some late-summer rainfall and an early harvest this year in many states, no-tillers who aren’t seeding cover crops may want to beef up their fall weed-control program to help keep fields clean for next year.
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USDA Clarifies Cover Crop Rules For FSA’s ACRE Program

No-tillers can now seed cover crops and still be eligible for ACRE payments, but more changes are expected with the pending Farm Bill.
In the “Frank Comments” column (Page 6) in the May issue of No-Till Farmer’s Conservation Tillage Guide, we outlined major cover crop concerns with current government payment and crop insurance regulations.
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Two Legends Who Gave No-Till A Lift

A savvy for problem solving helped two rural Kentucky farmers invent planter attachments and technologies that changed the game for no-tillers.
While many innovative farmers and manufacturers have played important roles in the growth of no-till, two men perhaps loom the largest — no-tiller Eugene Keeton and Howard Martin, the founder of Martin Industries.
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Bringing No-Till To The Palouse

From evaluating rotations and chemical options to designing the first successful no-till drill, Guy and Mort Swanson helped no-till take root in the Pacific Northwest.
Guy and Mort Swanson played key roles in developing no-till in a unique region that both desperately needed — and could easily live without — the practice.
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Overcoming The Myths Holding Back No-Till

If you’re going to be successful in transitioning to no-till, you must avoid these numerous no-till farming fallacies.
While actually preparing a farm for no-till is getting rather basic these days, preparing yourself or neighbors to successfully make the shift to no-till is much more difficult.
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